The Cherogado Republic
|Motto: "ᎦᎸᏉᏗ ᎦᏙᎯ; ᎤᎵᏍᎪᎵᏴ ᏴᏫ"
"Sacred Land; Principled People"
and largest city
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Cherogado is a country on the continent of XXXX, and it shares a border with Brigantica to the north. NEED THE NAMES OF SHIT AROUND ME TO TALK MORE ABOUT MY COUNTRY
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- First inhabitants came over from land bridge somewhere
- Nomadic travelers settled down in area
- Iroquois in-nature, similar language
- Relatively uneventful centuries go by - few minor tribal skirmishes
- Arrival of Irish Vikings in north of continent, word spreads to Cherokee
- Cherokee differentiate themselves from their Iroquois counterparts by developing unique syllabary
- Colonies begin to arise
- French settle in/near Cherokee territory
- French colony established - minor Cherokee representation
- A few minor uprisings, but ultimately the colony proves to be a mutually beneficial arrangement for the Cherokee
- Anderin rebellion sparks a series of colonial rebellions against their home countries
- French colonials persuade Cherokee to join them in rebellion, and promise a new state that would provide equitable governance
- Cherokee fight w/ French to gain independence from Sieuxerr
- Cherokee (even though they are a majority), are subject to institutional suppression by the new regime
- Newly independent Brig colonies assist the Cherokee in toppling French government
- Constitutional Convention is created to forge a new government - this time led by Cherokee leaders
- New Constitution creates a Federal Republic
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- Principle Cherokee Law
- Cherokee Property Rights
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The Constitution of Cherogado established four major administrative divisions in the country, as well as a semi-autonomous French Area that once served as a reservation for extremist French dissidents. These divisions are based off of historical claims made by the four main Cherokee Clans and are known as the Tsuniyuwi. Clan society has been an aspect of the Cherokee culture for centuries, and were initially a form of social organization and the basis of communal hierarchy. The structure of the Clans have shifted enormously in the past few centuries, as the Cherokee have experienced tremendous technological advancement as well as population growth and urbanization. Originally, the Clan system was used to define a person socially, and associated each individual with a specific community. As the need for cooperation between the various Cherokee peoples became more intense due to colonization and a changing political climate, the Clan system developed to organize the Cherokee into large factions based on territory rather than shared customs. The numerous towns and villages that littered the sylvan landscape of Cherokee land gradually formed regional associations, and eventually a broad system of inter-municipal governance developed. Although the modern day Clans of Cherogado were not formally recognized until the implementation of the Constitution in XXXX, they existed in a similar form as far back as XXXX.
The four clans are named for certain aspects of each respective territory. Aniwaya, or Wolf Clan, is named for the warrior clan of the same title that originally existed in the area. It is the westernmost territory of Cherogado, and is the second most populous region of the country. Aniawi, or Deer Clan, if named for a clan known for being the mother-clan of many prominent Peace Chiefs. Aniuweyu, or River Clan, is named for the prevalence of rivers in the area, and pays homage to the importance of the waterways in the early commercial development of the region. Finally Anitawodi, or Hawk Clan, refers to the conventional image of the region's people as natural born leaders and thinkers; a received idea that has developed in Cherokee society for various reasons.
The clans are then divided into Tribal Areas (Aniyuwigadohi), and then further divided into Municipalities.
The French Area (Zone Française in French or Agalutsi Elohiasdanunu in Cherokee) of Cherogado was a product of the Cherokee majority government installed after the Civil War of XXXX, and served mainly as a compromise territory. After the dissolution of the Auxerre government, the still sizeable French population on the eastern coast of the country demanded a reserved area to preserve French culture. A [Xkmsquared] area surrounding the city used as the capital for the Auxerre state was set aside for this purpose. Today, the Area enjoys a significant amount of civil and economic freedom, however is still subject to the authority of the Federal government.
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According to the latest census, the ethnic makeup of Cherogado is considerably dominated by Cherokee, however there is a relatively large French population as well. Respondents to the survey identify as 69% Cherokee, 21% French, 7% Other-Native, and 3% Other. The federal government of Cherogado also recognizes close to 500 tribal identities within the Cherokee distinction. Tribal identities are used to differentiate the variations of Cherokee cultural communities, and are closely associated with the structure of early Cherokee clans. An individual's tribal identity is dependent on the tribal traditions and loyalties of their grandmother; and can affect such things like given names, celebrated holidays, and even language.
A majority of the French population in Cherogado is concentrated in the French Area on the eastern coast, bordering Aniuweyu. Due to the region's history of French settlement, much of the land comprising the area was completely evacuated by the natives in the 16th century. About 95% of the French populace reside in this zone, and upwards of three million can be found living in the nation's second largest city, Clermont.
The Cherokee language is an evolution of native Iroquoian languages that developed in modern day Brigantica around XXX years ago. It is a polysynthetic language, meaning each word consists of multiple morphemes, making it considerably harder for native French speakers to learn. The modern syllabary that characterizes the language was not designed in its current form until XXX (years before the rebellion against Sieuxerr). The 85 characters that make up the present Cherokee alphabet were selected by a dedicated committee of linguists commissioned by the Sieuxerr government. The committee's goal was to construct a unified and organized character set to facilitate more reliable communication between the native communities, and by extension the colonial authorities. At the time of the committee's formation, a single representative syllabary did not exist among the Cherokee.